Dr Vera Knauper

Senior Lecturer/Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

School of Dentistry

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Research Theme

Tissue Engineering & Reparative Dentistry

Research Group

Extracellular Matrix (ECM) in Repair & Remodelling

Research Interests

Major research interests in my group focus on the understanding of metalloproteinase function in the arthritic diseases and cancer. The groups main focus is to understand the role of metalloproteinases in cellular signalling at the molecular level and design novel therapeutic regimens to combat arthritic disease and cancer.

Selected Projects

  • Generation of inhibitory scFv antibodies (ARC funded)
  • Characterisation of RECK, a novel MMP inhibitor (ARC funded, Collaboration with Prof. Gillian Murphy, Cambridge University, UK)
  • Characterisation of MMP28 (collaboration with Prof. Ian Clark University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

Additional Information

  • Matrix metalloproteinase research group leader

Career Profile

1985 Diploma in Chemistry University of Bielefeld Germany

1989 Dr. Rer. Nat. (PhD in Biochemistry) University of Bielefeld Germany

1993-1995 Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellow Strangeways Research Laboratory Cambridge UK

1995-2000 Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Prof. Gillian Murphy Strangeways Research Laboratory & University of East Anglia Norwich

2001-2006 Lecturer at the University of York (Biology Department)

From 2006 Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University (School of Dentistry)

Memberships / External Activities

BSMB member

ASMB member